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Everton Peg Back Lacklustre Man United

Everton Peg Back Lacklustre Man United

Manchester United were left to rue the chance to add a second goal as they were held to a 1-1 Premier League draw by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave United the lead late in the first half before Leighton Baines equalised for Everton, converting a late penalty.

The draw was United’s sixth and they are currently sixth in the league table.

Everton almost took a 22nd minute lead but Phil Jones headed away a dangerous cross with Romelu Lukaku lurking.

In the 27th minute Yannick Bolasie sent in a low effort across United’s goal.

United eventually broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute through Ibrahimovic who lobbed Everton’s keeper Maarten Stekelenburg with the ball hitting the cross bar and creeping over the goal line.

Kevin Mirallas went close to levelling the score for Everton on 53 minutes but his effort was diverted over the bar by David De Gea.

United had a chance to double their lead on 60 minutes only for Ander Herrera to see his effort hit the cross bar.

With 15 minutes remaining Idrissa Gueye tested De Gea with a strong shot which he did enough to parry away.

In the 81st minute De Gea was called to action again, this time saving from substitute Enner Valencia’s close-range header.

Everton equalised through Leighton Baines who converted from the penalty spot on 89 minutes following substitute Maroune Fellaini’s foul on Gueye.

Baines went close to winning it for EVerton in the 91st minute but De Gea once again made a brilliant save.

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